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Senior Sustainable Investment Consultant

Website Mercer

Consultant

At Mercer, we’re creating a culture where you can bring your authentic self to work.  When you join us, you bring your inclusive energy and enthusiasm to a team that values you personally and professionally – regardless of who you are, what you look like, where you were raised or born, who you love or what your religious beliefs are.  You are welcome here.

Mercer Canada is seeking a Senior Sustainable Investment Consultant for our Sustainable Investment team in Canada.

What can you expect?

Mercer’s Sustainable Investment practice helps our clients be more intentional with their investments, to achieve their financial, sustainability, and impact goals. As a dedicated practice at Mercer for over 20 years, Mercer’s Sustainable Investment team is recognized around the world for its innovation and client service, and we are looking for someone to contribute in driving our success in Canada.

  • Based in Canada, reporting to the Sustainable Investment Leader, Canada, you will support the growth of our market in Canada, working with existing clients and prospects, delivering consulting advice, conducting, and applying sustainable investment research.
  • You will be part of a global network of experts dedicated to helping our clients achieve their sustainable investment goals, as well as advancing the state of industry practice across themes including, but not limited to:
    • Sustainable investment governance, climate change, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and impact investing.
  • You will collaborate with stakeholders from various lines of business and functions (advisory, OCIO, research, proposals, marketing, and colleagues in other practices and Marsh McLennan businesses).

What is in it for you:

  • A company with a strong brand and strong results to match and are committed to making a difference in the lives of people.
  • A dynamic and inclusive culture where diversity is valued, and you are recognized and valued for who you are.
  • A culture of belonging, innovation, collaboration, internal mobility, and extraordinary career opportunities through our four businesses: Marsh, Mercer, Guy Carpenter, and Oliver Wyman, each consistently ranked the industry leader in their fields.
  • Competitive pay (salary and bonus potential), full benefits package – effective starting Day 1! (Medical, dental, vision, STD/LTD, life insurance, RSP (Retirement Savings Plan) or TFSA (Tax Free Savings Account))
  • Generous paid time off for vacation, sick days, company holidays (with early dismissal), floating holidays, and time to give back to your community; flexible work culture.
  • Employee Resource Groups which provide access to leaders, relevant volunteer, and mentoring opportunities, and interactions with counterparts in industry groups and client organizations.
  • Offerings geared at your overall wellness, including comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and fitness benefits, as well as life insurance and child and elder care programs.

We will count on you to:

  • Deliver consulting advice, conduct, review, and interpret quantitative and qualitative ESG and sustainable investment analysis across the whole investment life cycle, and present information and analysis to clients and prospects.
  • Be the primary contact for a number of clients. Lead client presentations, actively participate in investment committee and Board meetings including preparing reports, developing insights, and proposing recommendations.
  • Develop Sustainable Investment intellectual capital, interpret global sustainable investment research for the local market, and contribute to sustainable investment research.
  • Develop relationships to support the commercial success and expansion of Mercer’s services through meeting with clients and prospects to uncover their challenges and priorities, preparing and presenting proposals, applying Mercer’s research, and speaking at events.
  • Contribute to internal and external marketing activities, collaborating with colleagues in Mercer Wealth and across Mercer lines of practice to provide Sustainable Investment education, and share information about the SI team’s expertise at webinars, conferences, and events.
  • Apply your understanding of industry and regulatory developments across sustainability, climate change, net zero carbon emissions targets and strategies, diversity, equity, and inclusion, impact investing, reconciliation, stewardship, and other evolving areas.

What you need to have:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in management consulting, investment consulting, investment management, sustainable investment, or other professional advisory services preferred.
  • Aptitude for inquiry and asking questions, identifying challenges or priorities, and problem solving.
  • Comfort working both independently and collaboratively as part of a small, cross-functional team through a strong sense of initiative and ability to share relevant information and expertise.
  • Technical and analytical skills, with high attention to detail and pride in producing high quality work products.
  • A growth mindset, willingness to contribute perspectives and balance those with views formed on a collective basis.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks and manage time and resources, striking a balance between resourcefully finding solutions, asking questions, and seeking help. We work in an environment where clients and colleagues depend upon us and the services we provide and often work to external deadlines and deadlines we set for ourselves.

What makes you stand out:

  • Experience in or strong knowledge of climate change, diversity, equity, and inclusion, impact investment or other themes from the perspective of how they could impact institutional investors
  • Progress towards CFA Charterholder or other investment professional designations
  • Experience with Dynamics 365 Sales or comparable CRM is helpful
  • Bilingual English/French speaking and writing skills

Mercer believes in building brighter futures by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being. Mercer’s approximately 25,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm operates in 130 countries. Mercer is a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, with more than 85,000 colleagues and annual revenue of over $20 billion. Through its market-leading businesses including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit mercer.com. Follow Mercer on LinkedIn and X.

Marsh McLennan is committed to embracing a diverse, inclusive and flexible work environment. We aim to attract and retain the best people and embrace diversity of age background, disability, ethnic origin, family duties, gender orientation or expression, marital status, nationality, parental status, personal or social status, political affiliation, race, religion and beliefs, sex/gender, sexual orientation or expression, skin color, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, Marsh McLennan will provide a reasonable accommodation to employees and prospective employees to the point of undue hardship upon request and as required in respect of the individual’s particular restrictions and limitations. If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or medical need, please contact TANA@mmc.com.

In accordance with applicable legislation, Marsh McLennan will provide a reasonable accommodation to employees and prospective employees to the point of undue hardship upon request and as required in respect of the individual’s particular restrictions and limitations. If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or medical need please contact TANA@mmc.com.

Marsh McLennan is committed to hybrid work, which includes the flexibility of working remotely and the collaboration, connections and professional development benefits of working together in the office. All Marsh McLennan colleagues are expected to be in their local office or working onsite with clients at least three days per week. Office-based teams will identify at least one “anchor day” per week on which their full team will be together in person.

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